Advocacy Team Leader

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Advocacy Team Leader Job Opportunity — Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange, Leeds GATE About Us Jobs News & Info Contact Blog Advocacy Team Leader Come and work for Leeds GATE! Leeds GATE is a vibrant and brave grassroots organisation led by Gypsy and Traveller people in West Yorkshire. Over the last 15 years of operation, Leeds GATE has a demonstrated an award-winning track record of community activism, social action and member-led innovation. The roleWe are looking for a caring and committed individual with a passion for justice and a structured approach to join our team as Advocacy Team Leader. You will co-ordinate, develop, and provide a high quality and accessible advocacy service across West Yorkshire. The service will provide information, signposting and support to Gypsy and Traveller individuals and their families. You will work holistically to improve wellbeing, promoting and supporting self-advocacy and adhering to GATE’s values including GATE helps people to help themselves. You will build strong and trusting relationships to our members, making every contact count. You will be a deputy safeguarding officer for the organisation – making operational decisions and training and developing others. You will lead a small staff team and ensure effective processes, recording and evaluation of the service. You will work with a range of partner agencies across West Yorkshire to ensure increasing accessibility to Gypsy Traveller communities. Salary: £25,801 - £28,785, NJC Scale Points 21-25, annual review and increment within scaleHours: 35 per week Leave: 28 days annual leave plus 14 Bank Holidays pro rata Pension and benefits – 5% Employer contribution pension. Membership to Health Assured - Employee Assist ProgrammeContract: an initial 18 month contract with extension subject to further fundingBased at: Leeds GATE office in Cross Green (Leeds), outreach and some homeworking.Closing date: 5th October, 2020 Applications: should be returned to and include our standard application form and equality monitoring form as below. Equality monitoring forms are separated from the application form on receipt before shortlisting. Please take note: we do not include CV’s in our application assessment.Interviews: Will take place via zoom on 8th October, please keep the date freeFor the APPLICATION PACK please download all documents via the buttons below.For enquiries and an informal chat about the post please ring or email Rachael,  ,   Click for Job Description and Person Specification CLICK FOR Standard Application Form Click for equality monitoring form Click for Leeds GATE Recruitment process briefing Click for Leeds GATE Wellbeing Offer Please note due to current circumstances you will be required to do some work from home, with desk space at the office on a booking basis and outreach appointments being risk assessed.  All GATE staff work within and are supervised on Leeds GATE’s Values  Leeds GATE are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, the organisation follows safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and the applicant will have to have a Criminal Records check. Leeds GATE are an equal opportunities employer. Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange, Leeds GATE 169 Cross Green Lane, Leeds, England, LS9 0BD, United Kingdom Facebook Twitter Instagram Charity No: 1123374 Company reg No: 6386295Copyright © 2019 Leeds GATE By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. We use cookies to provide you with a great experience and to help our website run effectively.

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